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June 16, 2020

45 Fascinating Black and White Photos Capture Street Scenes of Paris in the Early 1970s

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, in an area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and arts.

The city is a major railway, highway and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest airport in Europe) and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily; it is the second busiest metro system in Europe after the Moscow Metro.

Paris is also especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks. The historical district along the Seine in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and popular landmarks in the city centre included the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.

Other popular tourist sites include the Gothic royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées, and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre.

These fascinating black and white photos were taken by JiPiR that show street scenes of Paris in 1972 and 1973.

Paris street scenes

Paris street scenes

At the Louvre

Avenue de l'Opéra

Avenue de l'Opéra

Book store


Boulevard de la Chapelle


Café des 2 Saules

Champ de Mars


Eiffel Tower

Henri IV

Les Halles de Paris

Les Halles de Paris

Montmartre and Paris

Motorboats of Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris

Place du Tertre

Pointe du Vert-Galant

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

Pont des Arts under repair

Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts

Port de Montebello

Port du Louvre

Port du Louvre

Quai de Montebello

Quai des Grands Augustins

Quai du Marché Neuf


Rue de la Sorbonne

Saint Séverin

Sur les quais

Sur les quais


The Montparnasse Tower under construction seen from Montmartre

The plan

Vers le Pont des Arts

View of the Pont-Neuf and the Square du Vert Galant

Voie Georges-Pompidou


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